confined space inspection Articles

  • Gas safety in confined spaces

    An engineer repairs buried cables; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face a common danger, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited.  ...

  • What is Confined Space Rescue?

    Confined space rescue is one of the most dangerous and difficult types of rescue known in the world today. Imagine that you see a construction worker trapped in a sewer from the road above. How would you assist that person if you didn’t have confined space rescue training? You really wouldn’t know where to start. ...


    By Code Red Safety

  • Confined spaces are dangerous places

    Our safety focus in February is on working safely in confined spaces. Confined spaces present some unique and serious hazards that can result in severe injuries and even death. Each year, hundreds of workers die from accidents in confined spaces.  Confined space entry incidents are the leading cause of occupational fatalities in the U.S., primarily as a result of workers ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Gas Safety in Confined Spaces

    Introduction An offshore worker ensures a vessel is safe to enter; a plant manager enters a small plant room; a contractor inspects the lining of a sewage pipe.  All these personnel face common dangers, despite working in widely different industries.  Gas-related injury poses a serious threat in any confined space where the free movement of air is limited. A confined space ...

  • Read about Confined Space in Construction and Atmospheric Testing Right Here!

    In 1993, 29 CFR 1910.146 went into effect as the first federal legislation governing entry into permit-required confined spaces in general industry. Because some industries, such as the construction industry, were covered by specific Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations, they were exempt from the confined space entry requirements of the general industry rule. ...


    By Argus-Hazco

  • Working in confined spaces: did you cover your risks?

    Most industrial facilities have confined spaces. They often get overlooked because access to them is rare. Not surprisingly, many facility managers believe there is no particular reason for concern.  The awakening could be a rude one, as several managers have faced criminal prosecution and substantial fines as a result of fatal accidents. The issue of work in confined spaces is a historical ...

  • How To Survive An OSHA Inspection

    Untitled Document While there's little upside to facing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection, it is possible to ...


    By 3E Company

  • Light Color Recommendations for Commercial and Industrial Spaces

    Commercial, recreational and industrial spaces, such as offices, construction sites and outdoor parking lots, have different lighting needs. In most cases, the activities conducted on the location dictates the type of luminaries used, brightness settings and colors of the lights. Light color is a salient aspect of lighting systems, due to its passive contributions to productivity and ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Indoor Air Quality Complaint Response

    Hygieneering’s Industrial Hygiene department recently responded to Indoor Air Quality concerns by occupants in a hospital following a localized fire within their building.  The response including conducting air sampling for potential contaminants associated with the fire and an evaluation of remediation efforts.  Recommendations were provided to change air flow patterns to better ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • Tank cleaning in Abu Dhabi case study

    In 2008 we signed an agreement with an Abu Dhabi based industrial and utilities contractor. They wanted to increase their portfolio by offering tank cleaning services. Over a period of four months we trained a number of their operators and sourced new equipment to enable them to approach new clients. In 2009 we were awarded a contract to clean two crude oil tanks. Utilizing local labour, the new ...

  • CO2 Gas Hazards in the Brewing Industry

    The hazards associated with CO2 in the brewing industry are well known, yet people still die needlessly every year in tragic and completely avoidable accidents in breweries. Just last year in Germany, which has a good safety record, two workers died in separate incidents at the same brewery. In the first incident, the owner was found dead with his head and torso in a beer mixing tank. It is ...

  • Bristol Harbour Authority, UK

    Bristol Harbour Authority, responsible for the famous Floating Harbour which extends right into the city centre, chose the Water Witch Buddy to support a local initiative to improve the environment and rid the water space of unsightly floating litter (plastic bottles, Styrofoam cups, food packing) and other flotsam and jetsam. Over the past 20 years, Bristol's vast Floating Harbour dockland area ...


  • When OSHA Comes Knocking - Part 3 of Our Guide for New Plant Safety Managers

    You, the new plant safety manager, just left your first one-on-one plant manager meeting (as we talked about in our second blog in this series) and you are on cloud nine! ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • I think I smell sewer gas – what should i do?

    The first thing is to make sure the smell is sewer gas—usually a rotten egg smell—and not a natural gas smell—usually smells like a skunk. If you think it’s the natural gas smell, call the natural gas company immediately and if it’s anything but a very faint small—evacuate your home, office, or whenever it is—and wait for the gas company to give you an ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Hazardous Location LEDs in Chemical Manufacturing Facilities

    Employees inside chemical manufacturing plants are exposed to some of the most unforgiving work conditions in the industrial sector. This is because in such environments, workers are exposed to extreme temperatures, dust, volatile chemicals and invisible, explosive gases. Common protection methods against explosive risks include containment, segregation and prevention. Out of all the ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Industry Experts Address Solutions for Major Safety and Environmental Hazards and Risks Prevalent in Fossil-Fuel Power Plants

    The upcoming marcus evans HSE Excellence for Fossil Generation Conference — set to take place August 6–8, 2013, in Dallas, Texas — will address critical challenges and lessons learned in the industry to drive solution-based topics, including worksite safety management, confined space, safety training, fall ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Comprehensive services are key to turnaround success

    Petroleum and chemical plant turnarounds present both project management and technical challenges and it is important to get both sides of the equation right. With the purchase of Eveready Energy & Industrial Services, Clean Harbors acquired industrial services assets, expertise and staff that have served the petroleum and chemical industries for decades. Clean Harbors brings its turnaround ...


    By Clean Harbors

  • GTI’s Covers Provide Over 99 Percent Odor Capture at Sydney Water’s WWTP

    The Utility: The Cronulla Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is one of 30 wastewater treatment and water recycling plants in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and the Illawarra. It is owned and operated by Sydney Water, Australia’s largest water utility. The plant is located on the southern end of the Kurnell Peninsula (about 18 km [11 miles] from the city center), and treats about 54 ...

  • Identifying Leaks from Natural Gas Pipelines at a Safe Distance

    The use of natural gas, of which methane is the principle component, is increasing worldwide. According to the American Petroleum Institute methane meets 24% of U.S. energy demand and heats over 50% of all U.S. households. It also has many industrial uses, such as the manufacture of chemicals like ammonia, methanol, butane, ethane, propane and acetic acid; it is also an ingredient in products as ...

  • METH: THE NEW MOLD - New Markets in Clandestine Laboratory Clean-up

    Untitled Document Intro Clandestine labs have become prevalent across America. They are used for the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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